regardless of age is generally addressed as young man or young lady.
I have had a lot of women smile at being addressed that way and until today have never heard any negativity from a male. Today some belligerent 20-ish male said he was offended.
I turned on the instant warmth. "You have my heartfelt apology as I certainly did not mean to be offensive," I said. which was I mistaken in? Was it your age or your gender?"
To find out why the blog is pink just cut and paste this: http://piccoloshash.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-feminine-side-blog-stays-pink.html NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING OF TODAY'S ESSAY